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Glazed Raised Donuts (small batch)

Simple but delicious
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Rising Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 20 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: krispy creme copycat, raised donuts, yeast donuts
Servings: 12
Calories: 182kcal


  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 1/4 tsp dry yeast 1 envelope
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbs milk
  • 2 1/2 tbs vegetable shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2-2 1/2 cups flour
  • oil for frying


  • 1 cup confectioner's icing sugar, sifted
  • 1-2 tbs water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla


  • Place yeast in the 1/4 cup of warm water, add the 1 tsp sugar, stir and let it stand for about 5 minutes until foamy.
  • Heat milk and shortening in a small saucepan. Let stand until it's lukewarm.
  • Mix sugar, salt and the egg in a large bowl. Stir in the cooled milk mixture and the pinch of salt. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • Add the yeast mixture and 1 cup of the flour. Mix until a soft batter forms.
  • Add enough remaining flour until you get a soft dough consistency. The amount of flour is variable in different weather conditions. You may need more flour than stated. The dough should be pretty soft and slightly sticky--it's texture you're aiming for.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth--the dough will be sticky.
  • Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover and let rise until double--about 1 1/2 hours.
  • Roll out dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Using a donut or biscuit cutter (I used a large biscuit cutter and a soda bottle cap for the middle hole) cut out the donuts and place them on a floured piece of parchment. Let rise until light--about 40 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat 1-2 inches of oil in a large deep skillet until it's 325-350F/160-180F. Fry donuts until golden brown on each side. I flip them with wooden chopsticks. Don't crowd the pan--fry in shifts. Drain on paper towels.
  • Mix glaze ingredients and drizzle over warm donuts.
  • Makes about a dozen medium donuts.


Serving: 1donut | Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg